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Sasson Gabay Opens His Arms to a Broadway Debut in The Band's Visit

Gabay starred as Tewfiq in the original film and now brings his performance to the Barrymore Theatre.

Sasson Gabay is reuniting with his old friend Tewfiq — leader of the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra — for his Broadway debut in the Tony-winning musical The Band's Visit. Gabay originated the role in the 2007 film on which the musical is based and is now following Tony Shalhoub's Tony-winning performance with an onstage rendition of the character he portrayed onscreen. We caught up with Gabay after his second Broadway performance, and, fresh from the stage, heard from him what it's like to be back in Bet Hatikva.

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